I have some left over 4x4 glazed ceramic tiles (white ones and cream colored with flecks). I also have some thin flat 8x3 terracotta tiles-unglazed. I would like to do something creative with them for gifts. perhaps beverage coasters or wall plaques. Do you have any ideas for techniques that might work? specific inks, embossing, writing or using other scrap/stamp products? Thanks!
— AgateFinder, WI on Aug 19, 2011
Unfortunately, we do not have a lot of experience with ceramic tiles. However, the possibilities are endless when it comes to creating wall art! You could Mod Podge photos or patterned paper on the tiles, add all sorts of embellishments to fit your decor, paint the tiles (we recommend using acrylic paints), or any number of other ideas. If you decide to make coasters, we recommend using products that are waterproof. Mod Podge is great for sealing and protecting, but it is water-based, so you run the risk of it wearing down after a while. Acrylic paints or alcohol inks are great products to add some fun color to the tiles. Hope this helps!